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Those Fleeting Years in Jinguashi Mine-The 120th Anniversary Exhibition 2017/05/05-2018/02/25

This exhibition presented the history and stories of Jinguashi Mine from the aspects of the history of gold mining and the life memories of local people in mining town.

2017 Blooming : The Joint Exhibition of Emerging metalwork Artists 2017/4/28~2017/11/5

The exhibition invited six young artists who spoke bravely to the world by their metalworks and were in line with the international practice in contemporary metal art. Their works provided a glimpse of the creative results of the young generation of metalwork artists in Taiwan.

Looking for Mine Colors: Mine Art Exhibition 2016/09/30-2017/4/23

The Mine Art Exhibition presented the beautiful scenes at different times in Shui-jin-jiu area through artists' works.

Jinguashi Folk Beliefs Exhibition 2015/08/28-2016/02/22

This exhibition introduced temples, religious festivities and ceremonies in Jinguashi by old photos, films, and the video and image records from cultural and historical workers in local temples, helping people understand the folk beliefs in mining town.

2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition Oversea Travelling Exhibition 2015/12/13~2016/03/13

The prizewinning works of 2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition were exhibited in National Ornamental Metal Museum in America. The main exhibits included prizewinning works and works from the members of review committee. 

2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition Exhibition 2015/06/26-2015/08/23

This competition began to accept submissions in February, 2015. The entries were divided into two categories, "jewelry category" and "object category." After two rounds of evaluation and ardent discussions among the jury panel, 28 outstanding prizewinning entries were selected from each of the two categories respectively, ranking gold prize, silver prize, bronze prize, quality prize, merit prize, and finalist. All prizewinning entries were going to be displayed in the exhibition after the end of the competition.

2018 New Taipei City International Metal Crafts Competition Exhibition 2018/6/28~2018/10/28

After two rounds of evaluation and ardent discussions among the jury panel, outstanding prizewinning entries will be selected and ranked gold prize, silver prize, bronze prize, quality prize, merit prize, and finalist. All prizewinning entries are going to be displayed in the exhibition after the end of the competition on June 2018.

Making Herbal Pills! To Reconstruct Jinguashi Green Grass Ceremony 2018/08/03-2018/11/04

The traditional folk festivals of Jinguashi Settlement include the Lunar New Year, Mazu’s Birthday, Making Herbal Pills, Guangong’s Birthday, Mountain God Sacrificial Ceremony, and Ghost Festival…etc. However, along with the industry transformation, population migration and social changes, some folk activities are gradually flourishing, even haven’t been seen anymore.

"Making Herbal Pills" is an unique folkway during Dragon Boat Festival in Jinguashi area. It has more than 100-year history. Cyuanji Temple, the local belief center in Jinguashi, organizes and recruits believers making Herbal Pills for local medical needs. It is also referred as "Green Grass Ceremony" recently. Because of the medical improvement, there is less demand for Herbal Pills, and the Green Grass Ceremony is no longer held every year. In order to perpetuate the centuries-old folkway, this Dragon Boat Festival, Cyuanji Temple will stress the inheritance and re-hold the Green Grass Ceremony after a hiatus of 10 years. The Gold Museum of New Taipei City Government assisted in recording and displaying this folkway by several theme exhibitions, such as "The Story of Green Grass Ceremony", "Herb Gathering in the Field" and "Making Herbal Pills Together" to represent the unique features of Jinguashi.

Time for School: Century of Education in the Mining Town 2018/4/27~2018/6/24

"Shuijinjiu Mine" is one of the prominent industry heritage in Taiwan. Since a large amount of gold nuggets was found in the Keelung River in 1890, gold rush miners had swarmed into these mountain towns of Northeastern Taiwan. Until the mining stoppage in the 1980s, these mines had created a considerable amount of gold in East Asia. The gold rush also led to the settlement of more than ten thousands of people. To meet the needs of the education for Japanese and Taiwanese children, primary/public schools became indispensable in these mining towns.

 Today, there are still five elementary schools and junior high schools in this area. These schools have been enlightenment of the local schoolchildren, and witnessed the rise and fall of the mining industry for more than a century. “Going to School” exhibition attempts to explore stories of these mining towns respectively through the historical development of schools and its connection among mining industry, school days, and new education.

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